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Best Way to Keep Safe from Heat Wave

Updated on August 21, 2015

The Child with Hat and Sunglasses for Heat wave

Sufferers from Heat Wave

I live in the east part of India. It is hot now. The temperature stays around 40+ degree Celsius. Sometime it seems to be unbearable .Workers who are to be out in this summer, experience miserable condition . Sometime breeze blows which increases the hardship. Loo enhances the burning sensation to one on road beneath the firing sun. There are trees beside the roads but these are not everywhere. Thus the scorching heat of the sun is only to be coped with .

This is my case and now I think of about those who are weaker than me.Infants,children,olds, persons with overweight, I'll persons are to be worried about.

Symptoms of Suffering from Heat Wave

Symptoms to be Aware of :- There are so many symptoms to realize that your body is not feeling comfortable or well. Thirst is common to feel in summer. If you are feeling dizzy, if you are feeling weak ,if you are feeling fatigued, if you are feeling dried, if you are feeling agitated, if you are feeling fast heart beat,you have to take it seriously because these are the symptoms of heat-causing affects. The following affects may have triggered at you:you may have vomited, you may see hallucination,your consciousness may collapse, headache may have appeared to make you feel unwell. Hard work in hot weather may cause heat cramp which means the muscle pain in the abdomen, arms or leg. Heart related diseases like heat exhaustion, heat stroke which lead one to extreme level may have triggered at you.It happens due to the lack of sweating power of your body after having been sweated .

Be Safe in Indoor from Heat Wave

In the morning open all doors and windows so that cool air may enter into your rooms. Turning on fans both the table or box fan and ceiling fan will make the atmosphere cooler. When sun appears , shut you doors and windows down to keep your rooms aloof from heat of the sun. When sun goes away in the afternoon ,open all doors and windows and turn on your all fans. It will increase air circulation. Hot air will flee away while cool air enter into rooms. ’Khaskhas’ ,a material made from coconut bark , may be used as curtain of windows and doors at noon or when sun is present during the day time. It will prevent hot air and allows cool air to enter into the room. Cellular or honeycomb shades are also preferable in this matter. During middle of the day you should have hidden yourself with all family members under the upper storey or on the ground floor in a cooler room. It will be safeguard for you. Stove, heater, gas-oven ,candle, bulb, lights, computer or any electronics machine must be turned off to stop more increase of temperature. You can drown your feet and palms and neck and face to feel comfortable under water. Bathe while you are feeling extremely hot with cold water. Taking a shower will reduce your body temperature. If you have air conditioner, keep it around 24-27 degree Celsius.

Thirsty Child Drinking Water

Manindranath,a child from India is feeling uncomfortable with 42 degree Celsius temperature and is trying to get relief with the help of a glass of water.
Manindranath,a child from India is feeling uncomfortable with 42 degree Celsius temperature and is trying to get relief with the help of a glass of water.

Ways to Accept for Relief from Heat

Intake of Water for Incessant Sweating:-Dehydration is a common cause to worry about for which you should have drunk water and water. Plenty of water is necessary in hot days to prevent dehydration. It is because of sweating heavily in summer .Salt and mineral come with sweat to make one weak.

Leaving the Habit of Taking Caffein and Alcohol:

Caffeine and alcohol increase dehydration. So it is better not to take such drinks during hot days.

Dress:- You will feel better with loose, light-weight clothing. Wear wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to safeguard your eyes and head. It is seen that if you are covering your head, face and eyes, the temperature seems to be bearable as our skin of upper portion is very sensitive.Wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen: lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.

Some Clever Ways:- Spend the violent period of the day-time in libraries, offices like banks, ATM counters, shopping malls, and movie theaters to make yourself cool.

Manindranath ,Drinking Green Coconut Water

Green Coconut Water is a healthy but delicious drink to take in hot days to keep one hydrated and healthy.
Green Coconut Water is a healthy but delicious drink to take in hot days to keep one hydrated and healthy.

Food and Fruits againt Heat Wave

Fruits of Summer:- Fruits those are low in calories and rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins are more preferable than others. Fruits like berries, peaches, apricots, nectarines, plums, mangoes, and fresh figs are good to take in summer. Watermelons(vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and zinc) , lychees ( citric acid, pectin, phosphorus and iron ), and cucumbers are rich in water with certain nutritious values for summer. Mangoes are pure Indian fruits which are rich in iron ,selenium , potassium, calcium and phosphorus with vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber, pectin .Guava, grapes ,papaya are also helpful in this matter. You may have drunk water of green coconut water.

Food:- Protein increases metabolic rate which in turn helps to increase body temperature. Eat light food as much as possible. Junk food is injurious to the heat condition. Avoid fat food.


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